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#1 Aug 06 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm constantly seeing repeat threads of the same questions take over the rarer, but more useful, threads, even when the answer is right in the sticky, so I'm going to attempt to answer some of the more common ones I've seen. If I forgot a question that you see pretty often, post it, and I'll add it, giving you credit.

1. Can I make money with a high lv in x craft?
A: Yes! No matter what craft you choose, you can always make money with HQ synths. Compare the cost of ingredients for, say, a Heko Obi, then look at how much more you make with a HQ! It requires a fairly high level, but it pays off in the long run.

2. What can I use to get from x level to y level in x craft with profit?
A: Allakhazam has a section with a complete list on synths for every craft. Because the prices of items you synth depends on your server economy, this isn't something we can help you that much with. Just take a look for what caps to 8 levels (that's where I stop looking for a leveling synth, and it usually results in too many breaks afterwards) above your current crafting level, compare the price of the ingredients with your finished product, and see what makes profit.

3. What can I use to get from x level to y level in x craft?
A: Popsi made a great thread with links to guides/information about every craft. If the guides don't have the levels you are looking for, go to the complete list of synths on Alla, and see what caps around 8 levels (where I stop) above your current level in synth, and try using those synths.

4. How far will x amount of gil get me in x craft?
A: Popsi has yet another sticky that gives approx. amount of gil to get to level 60 in each craft. Again, we don't really know how far it will get you, as that depends on your server economy, so start crafting!

5. What can I make at x level in x craft for profit?
A: Again, server economys make it hard for us to tell you. Use Alla's synth list and see what you can do.

6. What craft should I level for the most porfit?
A: Again, that depends on server economy. You're better off choosing a craft that will complement the job you wish to take to lv75, and going hog wild on that craft. Goldsmithing, which takes a *lot* to level up on, can make you a Rockefeller at high levels, but a craft like Cooking, which is extremely cheap to level, can be very handy out in the field when you're battling.

7. What craft is best to level with my current job?
A: That all depends.
  • Alchemy: Useful for any job. A lot of the stuff like High Potions, Ethers, Prism Powder, Sneak Oils, etc. can be used out in the fields, and the weapons that you enhance have such a great variety, you can level Alchemy to make weapons for almost any job. Also, rangers can make bullets if they work their goldsmithing a bit.
    [li]Bonecraft: Useful for any job that uses harnesses. Looking at the Bonecrafting synth list, that's what a lot of the synths are mainly harness armor.
    [li]Cooking: Useful for any job. You can get it up to 40, bring the ingredients for mithkabobs out in the fields with you, and voila, you have 12 stacks of mithkabobs with you at a fraction of the room.
    [li]Clothcraft: Mages will find this craft the most useful. 90% of your armor will consist of Clothcrafting recipies. Also, some Ninja tools can be made from this craft, so Ninja's may want to level Clothcrafting a bit.
    [li]Fishing: Useful for any job. Also very useful for cooks. Fishing does NOT affect the 40 points after level 60.
    [li]Goldsmithing: Useful for any job really, but mainlt tanks. You can make a lot of the rings, the gems to make the rings, the lizard armor set, Guns, weapons, earrings, etc.
    [li]Leathercraft: Useful for melee. You can make a lot of armor with this craft (and I mean a LOT.)
    [li]Smithing: Useful for melee. A lot of what you make in synthing is arrowheads, or weapons.
    [li]Woodworking: Very useful for rangers. All of your ways of making arrows, bolts, bows, and crossbows will be made with this craft.

  • 8. What can I use to level my fishing after x level?
    A: Mystery Tour has a great section for fishing that includes what fish cap at what level, what type of water you can catch them in, and what lures/bait are good to catch them with.

    9. Why dosen't SE do anything when I tell them about a fishing bot?!
    A: Because what you believe is a fishing bot isn't always a fishing bot. Although there ARE cases where people really are botting, there's just as many, if not more, cases where people are falsely accused of botting.

    10. How can I garden and what can I grow with gardening?
    A: Pikko has a very nice site with a LOT of recipes for gardening, when the best to plant/harvest/feed the plants is, what type of pot the items grow best in, and what type of plant can give you what items.

    11. What is the synth to cause HQs/what increases chanced of HQs?
    A: The synth to cause HQs is the exact same as the normal synth, but you need to be many levels higher then the cap (I believe that 30 levels higher is the main recommended amount, any higher levels only increase your chances.

    We're not really 100% sure what increases chances of HQs. We believe that things like a full moon (or is it new moon? I can't quite remember) and darksday increase your chances by a small amount.


    Edited, Fri Aug 6 14:25:24 2004 by CBD

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    Edited, Wed Aug 11 09:21:03 2004 by CBD
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    #2 Aug 06 2004 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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    Thanks for the useful information, but I was wondering how do I grow tree saplings, okay thanks.
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    #3 Aug 06 2004 at 1:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Thanks for the useful information, but I was wondering how do I grow tree saplings, okay thanks.


    Just edited the post to include a question with a link to Pikko's site. One of the best sites for gardening that I've ever seen.
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    #4 Aug 06 2004 at 3:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Bump.
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    #6 Aug 07 2004 at 2:12 AM Rating: Good
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    faq on a faq. I like it.
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    #7 Aug 07 2004 at 10:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Bumpness.
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    #9 Aug 08 2004 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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    What kinda of *** decided to rate down this thread?

    Btw, sticked :P
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    #10 Aug 09 2004 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
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    Very good post, hope people read it before they ask more stupid questing "I am 89 Woodworking, where is the profit"?
    When you are that high you would have your *** with money if you take your time.
    /bow CBD
    #11 Aug 10 2004 at 5:18 AM Rating: Good
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    You should add something about HQ.

    "11. What's the formula for high qualities?
    A: No one really knows. There's a lot of randomness. Only thing known fact is the higher skill level you are, the higher your chance of a HQ"

    Or something like that >.>

    And seriously, what *** would mark this down? :P
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    #12 Aug 10 2004 at 7:59 PM Rating: Excellent
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    No clue, but he seems to be doing it to all my posts in this thread -.-
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    #13 Aug 17 2004 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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    I'm curious why there aren't separate threads in the Trade Skill Forum for each craft? Threads fly down the list so fast that it's hard to glance over and find threads relevant to what you're searching for.
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    #15 Aug 31 2004 at 1:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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    Souzo wrote:
    I'm curious why there aren't separate threads in the Trade Skill Forum for each craft? Threads fly down the list so fast that it's hard to glance over and find threads relevant to what you're searching for.


    Too many stickies. The more you have, the less chance people read them.
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    #16 Sep 02 2004 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
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    I have 16K and I want to know how to invest this to make money, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Edited, Thu Sep 2 23:14:38 2004 by IcyMeph
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    #17 Sep 03 2004 at 7:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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    IcyMeph wrote:
    I have 16K and I want to know how to invest this to make money, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Edited, Thu Sep 2 23:14:38 2004 by IcyMeph


    You might want to try cooking. If you farm the wind clusters for Sliced Sardines, you can double that, and then use that gil to make more.
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    Yo thanks for the advice i would try that and i will tell u what happens also is it normal that my smithing is at lvl 2 and i can make everything in my rank? I found that unusual.
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    Also can u tell me how to farm. Thanks again.

    Edited, Sat Sep 4 22:56:05 2004 by IcyMeph
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    #20 Sep 09 2004 at 7:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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    IcyMeph wrote:
    Yo thanks for the advice i would try that and i will tell u what happens also is it normal that my smithing is at lvl 2 and i can make everything in my rank? I found that unusual.


    Yes, I believe that you can synth anything within 1 levels of your rank, but I honestly have no clue.



    To farm, you kill stuff.
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    #21 Sep 10 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    I found a chart that looked something like this:

    ----------Day---------Day---------Day
    Crystal|Skill---------Skill---------Skill
    Crystal|Sucess-----Sucess-----Success
    Crystal|Poss HQ---Poss HQ---Poss HQ

    It was color coded showing which result had the 1st, 2nd, 3rd best chance for each day of the week.

    I'll try to dig out the URL and post it. If someone knows it offhand, please post. This might be a good link to add to #11.

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    I know this is somewhere but what are the day's of the week >.<
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    #23 Sep 20 2004 at 4:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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    Take an element, add a day :-p

    Firesday, Watersday, Iceday, Windsday, Earthsday, Lightsday, Darksday, and I *think* lightningsday
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    We're not really 100% sure what increases chances of HQs. We believe that things like a full moon (or is it new moon? I can't quite remember) and darksday increase your chances by a small amount.


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    also... using crystals on the same day can aslo help (ex. using a wind crystal to makesomething on windsday)

    i hope that helps a little, it helps to make stuff past ur lvl and HQ items.
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    #25 Oct 01 2004 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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    nice faq, rate up. Think im gonna start cooking now, not that u wanted to know :p
    #26 Oct 08 2004 at 12:31 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just a question, a n00b one at that.
    How come you cant level all crafts to 100?
    How are the points spread?
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